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  • WATCH: Debunking anti-Cruz myths (video)

    02/11/2016 6:35:03 PM PST · by Twotone · 59 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Trevor Loudon
    There are quite a few rumors floating around in social media about Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz. Americans are used to the mainstream media lying about Ted Cruz (see here, here & here for just some examples.) But it is particularly painful when the lies come from supposed truth-tellers. The largest culprits starting and perpetuating anti-Cruz falsehoods are sundance of the Conservative Treehouse and Dianne Marshall of the Marshall Report. They blatantly lie, or tell cherry-picked half truths, which are promptly disseminated in social media by an army of bullies who are seemingly not interested in civil debate. Why create false...
  • Debunking the Theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming

    07/21/2012 7:01:27 PM PDT · by bcafrotc · 17 replies
    July 21, 2012 | Andy Logar
    The proponents of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) believe that CO2, generally accepted as a weak greenhouse gas, is responsible for the gradual rise of global temperatures, commencing with the onset of the Industrial Revolution, circa 1850. Ironically, this purported close correlation is in itself proof positive that the very basis of AGW theory is wrong. I don’t agree. Here is my reasoning: First, I posit that the many climatologists and other scientists who subscribe to AGW also subscribe to the essentials of the scientific method; very briefly, this refers to identifying a problem, gathering relevant data, drawing a hypothesis, followed...
  • Debunking the Rick Perry "Pro-Shariah" School Curriculum Myth

    08/16/2011 1:11:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Counter Contempt ^ | 8/16/11 | David Stein
    As my regular readers (both of ‘em) know, I’m taking a “summer vacation” away from my blog (I think it has something to do with my girlfriend’s desire that I occupy my time with things that actually produce an income). As I technically still consider myself “on vacation,” this post will be a bit looser and more informal than my other pieces (as evidenced by the fact that I’m breaking my rule of never writing in the first-person). Hell, I might not even spell-check it as rigorously as I usually do. Sue me; I’m on vacation. Also, as my regular...
  • Biographer of Obama's Mother Won't Discuss Debunking of His Health Insurance Falsehood

    07/19/2011 9:16:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/19/11 | Aubrey Vaugha
    For having made a shocking revelation that deeply undermined one the most repeated stories of Obama's 2008 campaign and 2009 health care debate, Janny Scott is staying extremely quiet. Scott's new book, 'A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother,' proved false Obama's claim that his mother was fighting with insurance companies from her death bed, one of Obama's favorite lines to use when campaigning and appealing for the passage of Obamacare.Yesterday, the Washington Examiner's Byron York wrote of being turned down twice after trying to reach Scott for an interview, even though the New York Times
  • Debunking White House Pro-Tax Increase Propaganda (Video)

    11/08/2010 10:11:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies ^ | 11/8/10 | Dan Mitchell
    The White House recently released a video, narrated by Austan Goolsbee of the Council of Economic Advisers, asserting that higher tax rates on the so-called rich would be a good idea. Since Goolsbee’s video made so many unsubstantiated assertions and was guilty of so many sins of omission, here’s a rebuttal video, narrated by yours truly. This new Center for Freedom and Prosperity video includes the full footage of the White House production, so viewers can decide for themselves which side is correct. This rebuttal video, incidentally, only scratches the surface. There was not enough time to cite the wealth...
  • Debunking Obama’s Cap and Trade and Global Warming Myths

    07/02/2009 10:51:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies · 1,393+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 2, 2009 | Sher Zieve
    As the USA population is now firmly under One-Party rule, it becomes even more essential that the truth is disseminated to the people—for as long as will be allowed. Scientists have been opposing the global warming hype since it was first introduced by the United Nations and, then, former US VP Al Gore. These scientists were then threatened with the loss of both their jobs and credibility if they continued to speak out against the fraudulent concept; a concept that was brought to bear so that “wealthy” Western populations (most specifically the USA) could be relieved of their money via...
  • State Verifies Obama's Birth Certificate

    10/31/2008 11:06:52 PM PDT · by steve-b · 27 replies · 2,339+ views
    KITV ^ | 10/31/08
    HONOLULU -- The state's Department of Health director on Friday released a statement verifying the legitimacy of Sen. Barack Obama birth certificate. The state has received multiple requests for a copy of Obama's birth certificate. State law does not allow officials to release the birth certificate of a person to someone outside of the family....
  • Proving The 9/11 Conspiracists Wrong

    06/08/2007 5:00:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies · 1,806+ views ^ | June 8, 2007 | John Hawkins
    According to a poll by Rasmussen, 22% of all Americans and 35% of all Democrats believe that George Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance.Perhaps that's because it's not at all unusual to hear bizarre theories about 9/11. If you spend a lot of time on the internet, you'll hear everything from Bush knew about 9/11 and let it happen, to Bush was behind 9/11, the Mossad was behind 9/11, the Pentagon was hit by a truck bomb, the Pentagon was hit by a missile, the World Trade Center was taken down by explosives, WTC 7 was taken...
  • Cheney recalls taking charge from bunker (To de-bunk Richard Clarke)

    09/11/2006 8:03:13 PM PDT · by YaYa123 · 77 replies · 3,239+ views
    CNN ^ | Sept 12, 2002 | unnamed
    As horrified Americans watched the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, unfold on their television sets, Vice President Dick Cheney directed the U.S. government's response from an emergency bunker.
  • The Fable of “Pope Joan” [Debunks Diane Sawyer on ABC]

    01/13/2006 6:59:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies · 1,186+ views ^ | 01-13-06 | Fr. William Saunders
    by Fr. William Saunders Other Articles by Fr. William Saunders The Fable of “Pope Joan” 01/13/06 One of the television networks recently ran a program about "Pope Joan." The television show was not very clear about whether this story was true or not. Is it? Diane Sawyer, on December 29, indeed had a "special report" about "Pope Joan," which was broadcast on ABC. Of course, the program was preceded by much commercial hype. The "special report" focused on an interview with Donna Cross who has written a book on this matter. Like The DaVinci Code, her interview wove together bits of...
  • Debunking Three Years of Media Lies: Part I [MUST READ!!!!]

    08/23/2005 11:41:22 PM PDT · by Enchante · 11 replies · 1,111+ views ^ | August 23, 2005 | Rusty Humphries
    ....Those pictures are accurate – circa 2002. The so-called “gulag,” as Illinois Senator Dick Durban has referred to Gitmo, was in operation for just four months, from January to April of 2002. At that time we were still trying to figure out what to do with these terrorists. Today Camp X-Ray, as the infamous section of Gitmo has been called, is abandoned and overgrown. So why are so many news outlets showing us photos that are more than three years old, when newer, accurate photos are available? Well, for one it makes for more interesting photos, but the truth is...
  • Debunking a spitting image - (says Viet Vets never spat upon when they returned to USA!)

    05/01/2005 8:53:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 110 replies · 2,991+ views
    STORIES ABOUT spat-upon Vietnam veterans are like mercury: Smash one and six more appear. It's hard to say where they come from. For a book I wrote in 1998 I looked back to the time when the spit was supposedly flying, the late 1960s and early 1970s. I found nothing. No news reports or even claims that someone was being spat on. What I did find is that around 1980, scores of Vietnam-generation men were saying they were greeted by spitters when they came home from Vietnam. There is an element of urban legend in the stories in that their...
  • Debunking the Myth of Global Warming

    12/17/2004 2:19:06 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 57 replies · 2,655+ views
    Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri is an Indian-born scientist who currently chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He's also an unabashed environmental activist, a role he acts out as head, since 2001, of the Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI). This organization sponsors in thousands of India's schools the Green Olympiad movement, which is a competition designed to test and enhance the knowledge of Indian schoolchildren about environmental issues and whose winners will be invited to participate in Terraquiz, the only environmental quiz show on Indian national television. Well, thank God for small favors. At least there aren't two environmental...

    03/11/2004 8:45:44 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 11 replies · 263+ views
    Envoy Magazine ^ | unknown | Carl E. Olson and Sandra Miesel
    Introduction In Part 1 of "Cracking the Anti-Catholic Code" we examined the background of The Da Vinci Code phenomenon, focusing on the Gnostic ideas that author Dan Brown utilizes in his best-selling novel (now at 4.5 million copies sold and still selling strong). This second part of Envoy magazine’s special Planet Envoy critique of the best-selling novel examines Brown’s depictions of early Christianity, especially his claims about Jesus Christ, the Emperor Constantine, the supposed reliance of early Christianity on pagan beliefs and rituals, and the Council of Nicaea. As we will see, Brown not only plays fast and loose with...